We have launched the Ida B. Wells Leadership Academy in Brooklyn, NY. This program has been a dream of ours for a while and is modeled after the African and Free schools that are part of the heritage of liberation, transformation, and resistance in the United States.
We are accepting 10 applicants for this Saturday program who must not only submit a complete application form, but be interviewed by BGP staff.
The Academy is a year-long commitment that participants make to themselves and their cohort members and we want to make sure that participants are ready for the challenges, and growth that will occur.
A description of the program, as well as the application, can be found here! We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, however our first session is on Saturday, September 27th!
We’re hosting a drop-in information session!
Saturday, September 6th
The Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons, Room 7
Central Library Brooklyn Public Library @ Grand Army Plaza
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” -Wilma Rudolph
Be open to your surroundings whether it be within nature , around people you work with or within yourself . You have to be able to analyze and comprehend what’s going on so that you may understand and liberate yourself from the things within your life holding you back from reaching your full potential.
Putting in the work at our board retreat on Sunday. Our work is intergenerational, and we reflect that. Grateful for the time and energy spent on making space for concrete actions to move us forward.
We received the most-ever submissions for this year’s Sisterhood Summit. Over the next week, we will be working to sort through all of your amazing proposals.
While we are working to produce the best Summit yet, you can:
Stay tuned here and on our Summit site for details as the Summit approaches.
Once you have become liberated from the forces holding you back whether it be work, school, relationship or inner turmoil you will then be able to give back to those with in your immediate circle as well as your community but more importantly it will be most beneficial to you and your sense of self.